Askren: Lima not like most of the sissies in MMA

by Brandon New | source: mmaweekly.com
 

At Bellator 36 Ben Askren dominated tournament champion Douglas Lima, but the audience was more excited about two fights that broke out in the audience during the 29 minute bout.

Askren made no apologies.

“His stand-up isn’t something you want to mess with," said Askren. "If the Canadian fans want to stand on their feet for 25 minutes with Douglas, well, they wouldn’t last that long because he’d probably finish them earlier. My striking has improved tremendously, but that doesn’t mean that I’m going to stand around for 25 minutes and slug it out with someone that has one-punch knockout power. That’s ridiculous. If I wanted to do that I’d go to the sport of kickboxing.”

“People neglect the fact that I have a brown belt in jiu-jitsu. I feel like I landed ten times as many punches as I ever have and a lot of them were really, really hard. A lot of lesser men would have rolled over and gave up a rear-naked choke like most of the sissies in MMA.”

Askren has beent training his standup with Dule Roufus for eight months now, and expect to see some effective handiwork in the near future, and in the far future - Askren is not going anywhere.

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CKH09 site profile image  

4/10/12 1:23 PM by CKH09

Did he just call other mma fighters sissies and then talk about how he didn't want to stand and fight all in the same article?

Floppy Divac site profile image  

4/10/12 1:18 PM by Floppy Divac

 It means more to me when wrestlers bag on one of their own for his boring style than it does when they blindly defend one another simply due to having the same background.

A_Butler site profile image  

4/10/12 1:13 PM by A_Butler

It still amazes me that people like you will come on here and completely disrespect and downplay the things that someone like Askren has done. Even with all the huge accomplishments he's made, likely more in a year than you have in your whole life, you toss all that shit out the window because of a boring fight. 99% of the people on this forum will never be as good at anything as Askren is at wrestling, grappling, or bjj. But you act like you are king of the fucking jungle because you watch MMA on tv and go to a Muay Thai class a couple times a week. It's fine if you don't like his style, that's your opinion, but the guy gets RESPECT because he's EARNED it. And he's earned it from some of the toughest people in sports.

Gokudamus stole my name site profile image  

4/10/12 12:53 PM by Gokudamus stole my name

He needs to get Joe Warren´d

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

4/10/12 12:51 PM by RyannVonDoom

He doesnt even try to finish.

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

4/10/12 12:12 PM by ChaosOverkill

He's drunk on pretend power the credit high school and college wrestlers give him combined with his, not good enough for prime time belt.

Floppy Divac site profile image  

4/10/12 12:10 PM by Floppy Divac

“People neglect the fact that I have a brown belt in jiu-jitsu. I feel like I landed ten times as many punches as I ever have and a lot of them were really, really hard. A lot of lesser men would have rolled over and gave up a rear-naked choke like most of the sissies in MMA.” How the hell can someone who's on a decision streak like him even say this?

Hungry4Stink site profile image  

4/10/12 11:56 AM by Hungry4Stink

Good sir, are you claiming the esteemed Underground Blog has engaged in misrepresentation? It can't be!

Chris27 site profile image  

4/10/12 11:43 AM by Chris27

Guy is lucky he doesnt have to fight any elite WW.

BaraoKix site profile image  

4/10/12 11:33 AM by BaraoKix

Askren always feels the need to defend his ways. Actually FINISH a fight, make your opponent black and blue(being so dominant), Lima looked like he could have just come from church



 

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